Grace F.
Grace F. is a second year Fashion Merchandising student at the Livonia Career Technical Center. She has been very successful in the Fashion Merchandising Program the past two years. This year, she is the Charity Fashion Show director for our huge community event in the spring. Grace will be attending Central Michigan University next year studying Fashion Merchandising and Marketing. Along with her Fashion accomplishments, Grace is also a three year DECA member and this year she holds the title of Vice President of hospitality. She is also a member of the Global Education Program at Stevenson High School and has traveled to Germany, Poland and Hungary with that program. Outside of school, Grace has danced competitively for over ten years and is very active in her youth group at Rosedale Gardens Presbyterian Church. Grace is an absolute pleasure to have in class. 

Congratulations Grace!

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Joe Anderson, Grace F., and Fashions Merchandising Instructor Lindsay Gray  

Gabe Q.

The Livonia Rotary Club presented its first Vocational Service Award for 2019 on Monday to Gabriel Q.  Gabe, a senior at Churchill High School, attends the Construction Trades program at the Livonia Career Technical Center (LCTC). The award is given to a Livonia High School student who has made a commitment to earning vocational job placement skills while completing their academic education. It is for students who demonstrate honesty in work, life and school. It is for students who have the ability to lead and be a part of a work team where the needs of the other members of the work team come before their own personal needs. The award is presented for vocational excellence and high ethical standards in the workplace and schools.

The award is based on four of the Rotary Vocational Service goals: 1) a career development program including career planning and youth development, 2) the development of vocational awareness in our youth, 3)  building of character in the workplace though the use of the concepts and ideals found in the Rotary Four Way Test, and 4) recognition of a community organization for its Vocational training efforts,

The Livonia Career Technical Center is the community organization that was recognized along with Gabe.  Mr. Joe Anderson, LCTC Principal and Mr. Tim Martin, Construction Trades Instructor, were in attendance and recognized by the Rotary Club.  Martin was recently named the Instructional Trades Teacher of the Year in Michigan. In addition, Gabe’s proud parents, Donna and Jon were in attendance and were recognized regarding their contribution to his success..

“Gabe is a second year Construction student at the Livonia Career and Technical Center," Martin said. "Traits that come to mind when describing Gabe are kind, self-motivated, hardworking, and skilled. Over the past year his skills have developed from entry to advanced level."

Gabe is currently a student Forman in the Construction II program. While enrolled at LCTC, he has earned and is working toward many certifications. The most notable are OSHA 10, OSHA 30, and the 60 hour Michigan Residential Builders Pre Licensure Certification.

"Gabe has great attendance, has maintained a very respectable grade point average, and is a role model for our program with his character and citizenship,” Martin concluded.

Outside of school Gabe has interest in real estate, rental properties, home repair, and home construction. He has already completed his Certification to become a licensed real estate agent and is working toward his commercial real estate designation (CCIM). Gabe’s academic preparation, high intellect, outstanding character, and hard work are all tools that The Livonia Rotary Club believes will carry him to a bright and successful future.

Congratulations Gabe!

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Joe Anderson, Gabe Q., Rotary President-elect Dr. Janet Haas, and Tim Martin